Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hey Guys and Gals, I'm new to the forum so I wanted to stop in and say Hi! As the title says I'm into building the smaller Cases for Lawn Mower Racing. I grew up in Ky farming Case tractors in the 60's and & 70's. I always had a facination for the garden tractors after my cousin had a 130 when we were kids. As I got older Tractor Pulling was my hobby with Case tractors of course and later Case Garden Tractors. I moved to the Daytona Beach area of Florida in the 80's and couldn't find any pullers in my area. I still tinkered with the garden tractors. One day I spotted some guys racing mowers at the county fair and was hooked. The 100 series seemed like a good possibility. I built my first "stock" (about 20 mph) class mower with a 108 and a Briggs 12.5. Now several years later my partner and I have Hard Case Racing. We currently race four mowers in classes ranging from the restricted single cylinder class where my partner was the 2008 All American Champion up to the Open V-Twin class. We race mostly in the South East. My newest racer is a Case 116 frame and sheet metal with a 52 Cu In Kohler. This V-Twin features a Billet Steel Stroker Crank and Roller Cam and produces alittle over 70 hp. My current project is restoring a 130 to use for a pit buggy to tow the racers. It's completely disassembled and awaiting Paint. Here's a few pics of the Racers.